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Jan 6, 2013 5:00am PST
organization like naacp to weigh in on this stuff partly because of the history of what the civil rights movement faced and -- >> look, we're not a national security group. we're a freedom group and this is about freedom at the end of the day. this country, we used to be completely opposed to the government spying on your mail, but now it's online and we're apparently cool with, you can read all my e-mail and listen to all ni cell phone conversations. that's a big problem. >> although that's one thing congress did right but i'll get back to that. >> you know, the -- as far as we know, right? >> right. >> i live a few miles from the national security agency, who knows with them? but with the usa patriot act, its definition of terrorism says, if you break a law while p putting lives in danger, seeking to influence policy in the united states, you've violated the patriot act. that's like everything martin luther king did in public. >> breaking laws? law plauzbly, who knows. >> birmingham, the children's march, the march on washington, the march -- every anti-abortion protest? any tim
Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
. and we're also so far post civil rights that we've got to this moment where those people are not necessarily living as pariahs anymore. they're not separated out. i think the idea of you identity and who they are is deeply complex because race is so deeply complex in this country. but certainly i think bi-racial people are separated out and much more stigmatized. and we got to this point where they are not. but that they are still kind of one foot in one world and one foot in the other world. and one of the amazing things about barack obama is how well and how much he speaks to that and how much he sort of inhabits that role. >> along these lines, too, with my writing students a lot of time, they try something like this. they'll try people from -- forget race they're not from the south, they write a southerner. their idea of whatever that is. and my writing advice to them all the time is, like this is a terrible southerner. you need to get to know some southerners. very different idea. >> is that only solution? i think about this. is that only solution to channeling voice? is it
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